US ESH Webinar Series: COVID-19: Safety and Health Law on the New Frontier

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    Register now for our second session titled, “COVID-19: Safety and Health Law on the New Frontier,” featuring Peter Gould, Matthew Cooper, Cole Wist and Dr. Emily Haas of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The webinar takes place on Tuesday, April 21 between 1 and 2 p.m. EDT.

    While COVID-19 has turned everyone’s focus toward safety and health generally, it has forced US employers specifically to focus on the safety and health of their employees during an unprecedented time. Employers in the US have common law and statutory duties to ensure safe workplaces, but the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly disrupted many of the traditional means that employers have relied on for doing so, as well as greatly accelerated timeframes to adapt and adjust accordingly. The pandemic has also shone a glaring spotlight on a variety of workplace safety issues, including engineering, administrative and safety practice controls, personal protective equipment, respiratory protection, training, employee relations, hazard communication, recordkeeping, workers' rights, and up-to-date policies and procedures.

    So what can and should employers be doing now to ensure employee safety and health remain in compliance with safety and health laws and requirements? And, what can and should employers be doing now to begin preparing to ensure and maintain safe, healthy and compliant workplaces in a post-pandemic environment? This webinar will help US employers begin to tackle these questions and issues and provide some actionable steps and guidance for US employers to consider implementing immediately.

    CLE is pending for 1.0 hour of general CLE in the following jurisdictions AZ, CA, CO, NJ, NY, OH and TX. We hope you can join us!

    An overview and invitation for each of our upcoming webinars will be distributed in due course. Sessions include:

    • Tuesday, April 28, 1 – 2 p.m. EDT: TSCA 2020: What You Need to Know About the Months Ahead – Steve Owens
    • Tuesday, May 5, 1 – 2 p.m. EDT: Environmental Challenges Associated With Infrastructure Development – Karen Winters and Carolyn McIntosh